Top 5 Apps for Sewing and Knitting
Posted by ArtFireContent on 08/24/2010 at 15:08:50
Hundreds of applications or "apps" are created for the iPhone and iPod Touch every day, but the number of apps available for crafters is still fairly modest. These apps cover an extremely large range of topics, with the most created so far for sewing/knitting and scrapbooking. Below is a list of the top 5 apps currently available for sewing and knitting, and a couple for those who are not sew inclined.
That’ll be the only sewing pun, promise.
Stitchminder – Several versions of this app have come out with added improvements and changes. The primary function of the app is stitch counting, with four customizable counters that can be used to track rows completed, pattern rows, increases, and decreases. Counts are always stored when you close the program or if you are interrupted by a phone call, and best of all it’s free!
EasyStitch and EasyQuilt – These apps are great for beginners, and provide how-tos for people just starting out in sewing and quilting. EasyStitch has step by step tutorials with pictures, and EasyQuilt has 20 videos.
Cost: $2.99 (each)
Vogue Knitting App – Want to start a project but not sure what materials are squirreled away in your craft area? The Vogue Knitting app helps the active knitter organize, track and plan with project notes, multiple row counters, needle and crochet hook inventories, yarn stash and swatch info and more. If used well this app pays for itself by reducing the purchase of duplicate materials.
Ewe Stash – Another way to help you keep track of your yarn. Ewe Stash enables you to log details about your yarn, needles and hook sizes. The data for your stash can be inputted using lists and pickers, which means less tedious typing. This app has fewer bells and whistles than the Vogue app, with organization for yarn, hooks and needles only.
Yardage Calc – Nifty tool that estimates the amount of fabric you’ll need if you switch to a different fabric than the pattern suggests.
Not into sewing or knitting? There are some really useful apps out there for the general craft enthusiast. Sketchbook is an app that provides professional-grade painting and drawing tools. Sketch out your ideas or make digital works of art.
Check out the video below to see some of the app’s techniques and tools in action:
Craft Finder: This app provides access to FamilyFun's library of craft ideas for the whole family. This app lets you find simple crafts based on the age of the crafter, the time the craft takes or the event the craft centers around.
Check out the sewing and knitting going down right here on ArtFire: